I later made the comment that it seems like we always get those phone calls when we're the busiest. Then after thinking for a moment, I realized, "when are we not busy?" So, I'm not complaining - just stating facts.
I read a blog yesterday that reminded me I did "sign up for this." And I am totally fine with that.
I see I haven't posted since Thanksgiving??!! So for the sake of time, I'll be updating in pictures for the most part (although I do have a little extra time on my hands this morning as the house is still in pretty good shape from yesterday's showing - yay!).
December was quite a fun month with the usual get-togethers and such. A big highlight was getting to participate in our church's Christmas Mission. We were able to help many, many families providing food and other household products, clothing, and toys. It was such a blessing to be a part of this.
Christmas itself was quite different this year, but we made it through. On Christmas Day, we visited my mother's grave, which was the first time for me to see the headstone. It was beautiful and very fitting for our Queen.
Now, here are some holiday highlights I was able to capture.
|Backing up to Thanksgiving, here's a nice family photo.|
|Spiderman of course|
|She's an iron man fan!|
|Sports theme of course - that's a cute little penguin holding a bat|
|And for our dog lover, a sweet little puppy|
|In early December, Angela and Amelia had a great time at the American Girl Store|
|While there, she received her Christmas gift ~ Julie|
|Christmas party with my BFFs|
|December basketball action - I love this one because it sort of looks 3D!|
|Ballin' with the huge bruise from an earlier game that everyone thought was a tattoo.|
|Annabelle and Missy sporting their Christmas gifts.|
|Amelia wanted her picture made with Annabelle in matching outfits.|
|The 2013 Gingerbread House|
|Christmas Eve yummies - "Almond Joy" bites and peanut butter balls|
More Christmas Eve memories....
|Cutest little red shoes ever!|
|About to take a ride in the new Mercedes!|
|Matthew's room is now protected by the Avengers so caution before entering!|
So that's a wrap for 2013!